Ed Owen in Manchester
Dithering hampers eco-towns says FarrellSubscription
The government's troubled eco-towns initiative received a further knock yesterday, as architect Sir Terry Farrell labelled them a 'distraction' from the real issues of climate change.
Environment secretary Hillary Benn yesterday admitted the Government needed to spend more on flood defences, but added that it was inevitable that some properties in flood prone and coastal areas would have to be abandoned.
Olympic Delivery Authority (ODA) chairman John Armitt yesterday admitted it was virtually impossible to attract private funding for the London 2012 athletes' village.
Bristol and Bath to bid for TIFSubscription
Bristol City Council yesterday confirmed it is to submit a joint bid with three other local authorities, including Bath, for Transport Innovation Fund (TIF) money to ease congestion in the two cities.